Christchurch Cathedral

© John Connolly

Christchurch Cathedral

Uploaded: February 27, 2012 10:57:55



As this is my 10th Birthday on BP, I thought this would be a nice image to celebrate the occasion!

Captured at 2.2 seconds, f11.0 and ISO-200.

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 22/10 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80


Tiia Vissak February 27, 2012

A beautiful image! Happy "BP Birthday"! #1446011

Mike Clime February 27, 2012

Beautiful church, nice colors and details, John! #10008107

Gord MacEachern February 27, 2012

Congrats John, and a fantastic image to mark the occasion!! Very beautifully captured! #10008136

Robert R. Goodman February 27, 2012

Hi John,a beautiful way to celebrate my friend.Stunning capture with beautiful color and lighting.When you add the two galleries I've had at BP it's about ten years for me to!!!! #10008159

Ann Coates level-classic February 27, 2012

John, you had me going there with the title. Our Christchurch Cathedral is in ruins so I thought this must have been taken before but now realise it's Christchurch Cathedral in another country. Hopefully our Cathedral will look like this once again. Beautifully captured and congratulations on reaching 10 years with BP. #10008208

Ellen Hodges February 27, 2012

Huge congrats on the 10 year BDay, John!! Gorgeous church captured to perfection!!! #10008317

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe February 27, 2012

Happy BP Birthday. I bet most people won't be here that long. I probably won't. Beautiful capture and hope to see it again. #10008319

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic February 27, 2012

Fantastic perspective, details and colors John!,
Amalia #10008602

Daniel Ruf February 27, 2012

Like this one a lot. #10008622

Claudia Kuhn level-classic February 27, 2012

A beautiful church John, Happy 10th anniversary, mine is in another year. #10008840

Tammy Espino February 27, 2012

Fantastic capture!! Your a stayer,huh, congrats!! #10008896

Carol L. Fowler February 27, 2012

Just beautiful! I was in Christchurch once- and I recall it as very beautiful! #10009004

Monnie Ryan February 27, 2012

Wow! Happy 10th, John - and yes, it's a perfect way to celebrate! Gorgeous! #10009058

Martha R. Mazon level-classic February 27, 2012

10 years? My goodness! Happy BP birthday!

It's a wonderful image to recognize the occasion. Terrific perspective, lines and rich tones. #10009498

Yulianto Soeroso February 27, 2012

beautiful color #10009716

Ian M. Hill February 27, 2012

Happy 10 years John,and a brilliant image it is too,looks like a wonderful church! #10009825

Lorraine A. Cook February 28, 2012

A beautiful church and a beautiful way to celebrate 10 years with BP and all the wonderful friendships that followed, John!!<:)) #10010204

Joy Rector February 28, 2012

beautiful shot #10010689

Stan Kwasniowski February 28, 2012

John, congratulations, wonderful image #10011188

Nancy L. Green level-classic February 28, 2012

GREAT comp and lighting here John, VERY well done my friend!! <>< #10011347

John Connolly February 28, 2012

Thank you for all your kind comments, they are appreciated! #10011569

JO ANN CLEVELAND February 28, 2012

Beautiful John! Love everything about it...congrats on your 10th Anniversary with BP..I began BP and got my first ever camera in 2006..met you (on line) in my first BP class!

This is cool...

jo ann c. #10011735

Hendrik Storme February 28, 2012

Congrats and wonderful church image!!!! #10011825

Wm Nosal February 28, 2012

Beautiful Shot, John!
Happy 10th :) #10012046

Stephen Zacker February 28, 2012

Fantastic! Happy BP Anniv :-) #10012081

Terry Cervi level-classic February 28, 2012

John, this is just stunning!! A fave! #10012357

John Connolly February 28, 2012

Thank you so much Jo Ann, Hendrik, Wm, Stephen and Terry For your thoughts and kind wishes! #10012448

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic February 28, 2012

It's a fabulous image to celebrate your BP-Day John. It has been a wonderful time with BP and your pictures and here's hoping for another 10. #10012625

Phillip R. Connolly February 28, 2012

An excellent capture, John....we have lived here for 39 years in May and I have never been inside Christchurch Cathedral!! Carolyn has, but I will have to make a date to check it out soon. By the way, happy 9th anniversary on BP...2003 to 2013 will make the 10th!! ;-)

Phil #10012711

John Connolly February 29, 2012

Thanks Reynaldo and Phil! #10014108

Patrick Rouzes February 29, 2012

Beautiful colors, tones, clarity, perspective, subtle lighting & beauty captured here, John! Happy anniversasy, my friend! Leave it up to brother to correct you-lol. #10014545

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe February 29, 2012

A really beautiful image of this church John ... and Happy BP anniversary! #10014606

Emile Abbott level-deluxe March 01, 2012

Congratulations on 10 years on BP John. It has been very nice viewing through your eyes and camera. Keep up those morning walks my friend and lets have at least 10 more years. #10015686

isabel C. Zepeda level-classic March 01, 2012


Beautiful and colorful place,Happy BP aniversary :)

Ysa... #10015698

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic March 01, 2012

Beautiful church..wonderful perspective and color. Congratulations on your 10 years !! #10015747

John Connolly March 01, 2012

Thank you Patrick, Agnes, Emile, Ysa and Marilyn, I appreciate your onput here! #10016377

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe March 02, 2012

Wow the perspective, colour and detail are amazing! Well done. #10017251

John Connolly March 02, 2012

Thanks Heather, it is good to hear from you again! #10018256

Jeffrey M. Smith March 04, 2012

Just OUT-BLOODY-STANDING/FAN-BLOODY-TASTIC! Seems I have missed more than a few winners since being away!
The DoF is probably the best I have ever seen! A definite winner in my book!

PS: Sorry its been a while since I commented, was on vacation (if you want to call it that!) at the veterans Hospital in minneapolis MN #10021753

Bill Houghton March 07, 2012

John, this is really beautiful. I have been wanting to photograph some of our churches. This inspires me. Take care, Bill #10027432

Stephen Zacker March 13, 2012

Fantastic perspective #10035862

Ellen Hodges March 25, 2012

Huge congrats and very best luck on a fabulous finalist, John!!! #10054285

Wm Nosal March 25, 2012

Congratulations, John! #10054323

Kathy Salerni level-classic March 25, 2012

Big congrats on your well deserved Finalist, John! #10054341

Robert R. Goodman March 25, 2012

A big Congratulations on your beautiful finalist my friend!!!! #10054345

Tiia Vissak March 25, 2012

Congratulations! #10054523

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe March 25, 2012

Congratulations on this lovely image getting a finalist button. Good luck in the next round. #10054655

Graham Robards level-classic March 25, 2012

Hey John, congratulations on your finalist! Best of luck in the next round!

Pat #10054829

Tammy Espino March 25, 2012

Congrats on this awesome finalist!! #10054929

Patti Coblentz March 25, 2012

What a beautiful image to celebrate with, John...and it gets a finalist making the celebration even better!! :)
Congratulations! #10055154

Katherine Kuhn level-classic March 25, 2012

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist! Maybe you'll be celebrating more than your BP anniversary with this one!

Stan Kwasniowski March 25, 2012

John, congratulations #10055431

Marijana Fajgl March 26, 2012

Big congratulations on your fantastic finalist, John! #10055923

Ann Coates level-classic March 26, 2012

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist John. #10056048

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe March 26, 2012

Congrats on your wonderful finalist, John. I knew we would see this again. #10056150

Hendrik Storme March 26, 2012

Big congrats!!!! #10056352

Stefania Barbier level-addict March 26, 2012

huge congratulations John, it's a beauty! #10057263

Inge Linden March 26, 2012

Congratulations! #10057279

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic March 26, 2012

Fabulous image John and so well deserved on this commendation. Congratulations! #10057356

Lydia Williams level-deluxe March 26, 2012

Congratulations on this finalist John...what a wonderful image to commemorate your birthday with BP...It is gorgeous and well deserving! #10057663

JO ANN CLEVELAND March 26, 2012

Amazing capture! Wonderful image, big congrats on your finalist John!

jo ann c. #10057760

Emile Abbott level-deluxe March 26, 2012

Congrats on finalist, John #10057957

Debbie Bray March 26, 2012

Big congrats John, on both your 10th anniversary, and your finalist! #10057996

Gord MacEachern March 26, 2012

Congrats on your wonderful finalists John!!
Good luck next round!! #10058239

Leslie McLain level-deluxe March 26, 2012

Congrats on both of your beautiful finalists, John. #10058558

Lorraine A. Cook March 26, 2012

FABULOUS IMAGE and I am glad the judges agree, John!!!


I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU, John!!<:)) #10058705

Patrick Rouzes March 26, 2012

HEYYYY, John, Congratulations on both well-deserving finalist, my friend! Good luck! #10058953

Barbara Mason March 26, 2012

Another finalist and what a beauty John congratulations on this on your Betterphoto membership for 10 years !!! #10059010

Nancy L. Green level-classic March 26, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS John, this is WONDERFUL!! <>< #10059013

Renee Doyle level-classic March 26, 2012

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist John!! #10059560

Martha R. Mazon level-classic March 26, 2012

Congrats on this terrific finalist, John!! #10059611

Carol L. Fowler March 26, 2012

Beautiful! Congrats on your Finalists! #10059913

Lorna Shutter March 27, 2012

Wow! 10 years already?! No wonder you're so good at what you do! CONGRATULATIONS on both of your AWESOME Finalists this month, John!!!!! ... and Happy BP Birthday!!!!! GOOD LUCK in the next round!!! :)
Photobucket #10060454

John Connolly March 27, 2012

Thank you for all your kind comments, they are really appreciated! #10061694

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe March 27, 2012

Beautiful shot, big congrats on your tenth (and finalist :)!! #10061994

MELODIE C. ROBERTS March 28, 2012

Congratulations on your TWO finalist Johnny!!

This is an outstanding contender
What a way to celebrate your Tenth Anniversary!!

ALLEN O. HOWARD March 28, 2012

Fantastic presentation John! Colors, details, composition and depth of field. Congratulations!!! #10063222

isabel C. Zepeda level-classic March 28, 2012


CONGRATULATIONS on this beautiful finalist

Ysa... #10063419

Daniel Ruf March 28, 2012

Big congrats. #10063600

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe March 28, 2012

Congratulations on your wonderful finalists. The colors and comp are magnificent #10063826

John Connolly March 29, 2012

Thank you so much Randy, Melodie, Allen, Ysa, Daniel and Phyllis for you kind comments, they are really appreciated! #10065872

Merna L. Nobile March 30, 2012

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Congratulations! Merna #10067210

John Connolly March 30, 2012

Thank you Merna! #10067657

Kathy Salerni level-classic March 30, 2012

I missed your two Finalists, John! My heartfelt congratulations on both! Beautiful! #10068029

John Connolly March 31, 2012

Thank you so much Kathy! #10069101

Stan J. Bendkowski April 15, 2012

Big Congratulations on your excellent finalist, John! #10091324

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